Yeah, I actually discovered when I rode it back home from the dealer for her that the Rebel 300 is much more fun to ride than I thought it would be. It's got a lot more pep and zip than I anticipated, and it's surprisingly smooth. Overall, I think it's a great bike for a beginner seeking confidence in their riding ability.The Honda Rebel forum that motorcycle.com owns was friendly to me when I owned one 9 years ago. I'm sure it's still around. People mod those cheap bikes a lot. They are better than a scooter for a quick trip.